King of the Delta Blues Singers – Robert Johnson (1961)

King of the Delta Blues Singers – Robert Johnson (1961)

If the old tale about Robert Johnson making a deal with the Devil for his musical skills is true, then you have to respect Old Scratch’s contribution to modern music. His wavering, high-register voice belts out classic blues tropes over simple chords and his signature finger-picked twang. What I personally find fascinating is that you can hear modern rock music being born even through the rough, faint recordings of his voice and guitar. The music may seem minimalistic, even bare, but it still gives me shivers, just like it did for the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.

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